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Open and Shut-Arrondissement Part Fifty Eight

“This one too?” asked Maxi. Nikita shuddered and replied, “Yes, just like the others.” They stood before a drab metal door at the end of a stone corridor, seven levels below the lobby. “Stand back,” said Maxi quietly as she … Continue reading

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Safe As Buildings-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Seven

“I’m not going in there again,” said Nikita. “Understandable,” said Arpin, “But I think you will be safe.” “That’s what Detective Durand said and I nearly got caught in a Repeating Whorl. Plus, the stairs are made of ierósium.” “What’s … Continue reading

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Next Steps-Arrondissement Part Fifty Six

Having thoroughly searched the Tower Cerulean, the Repairperson had to conclude that the Penultimate device was not there. There was however a multitude of weapons, armor, and trophies that were worth more than the contents of the Banque Nationale. The … Continue reading

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Supper Time-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Five

“Why don’t we lay out exactly what we know?” asked Monsieur L’Horloge, taking out a pen and notebook. The brasserie they sat in would ordinarily have been too loud to have a decent conversation. Business was honestly quite brisk and … Continue reading

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Measured Moves-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Four

The Repairperson used gauze to absorb her blood that had been caught in the air when everything stopped. She got the supplies in a pharmacie, first bandaging her various cuts, then removing all trace of her presence, all the while … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Two.

The League of Spiders Repairperson was escorted by a dozen Chevaliers as she walked into the Tower Cerulean. Every stairway and corridor were deserted as they moved towards the room where the Penultimate Device sat. Uneasy was one way to … Continue reading

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The Itch of Larceny-Arrondissement Part Forty-Three

A young woman, chicly dressed, was accompanied by six Chevaliers as she left the Tower Cerulean. This was done with much pomp and the entire departure had a theatrical air. The Chevaliers strode in lockstep, their armor shining or rippling … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Fair-Arrondissement Part Thirty Four

           Fire erupted from the crystal chimera’s mouths to the audience’s delight as the barker called out. “Madams and Monsieurs! This is but one of the many wonders that await you inside! You will hear the wisdom of the murmuring … Continue reading

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Hope and Friendship-Arrondissement Part Thirty

“How many times have you taken that apart?” asked Frau Schlüsselherrin. Monsieur L’Horloge gently screwed in the back of the chronoton and then slowly wound it up. “It keeps running slightly slow,” he said holding it up to his ear. … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Safe-Arrondissement Part Twenty Three

“Tell us what you know,” asked the Marshal of the Coterie du Honor. Monsieur L’Horloge, dressed in his finest suit but with his hair still mussed, tapped his fingers on the enameled table. Each segment bore the sigil of a … Continue reading

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